County Clerks are an incarnation of one of the oldest known forms of a local official. Government Clerks can be traced back to ancient Greece, and were an integral part of local government when the colonists came to America. Historically, local clerks would keep official records, especially of land and property ownership. County Clerks today typically work at the local courthouse and can be responsible for many aspects of local government including record keeping and licensing.
What do County Clerks Do?
County Clerks can be responsible for everything from maintaining property records to providing legal documentation to judges for court proceedings. They also typically serve as notary publics, record proceedings, and often sign official documents for their municipality when it conducts official business.
County Clerks typically work an 8:30 to 5:30 PM schedule, Monday through Friday, with holidays off.
County Clerk Salary:
The average salary for a County Clerk in the United States is $37,899.
County Clerks are required to have at least a high school diploma. Education and training requirements vary by state and municipality, but they are generally not required to have a college degree. Obtaining your MPA degree, however, can give you a better advantage to move up in the field!